[I presented this paper at the “Experiencing Life with God” conference at the Dallas Willard Center on May 17, 2018, in Santa Barbara, CA (Westmont College).]
For this paper, I’m mostly attempting to synthesize and constructively build on
- the first two chapters of the Divine Conspiracy, “Entering the Eternal Life Now” and “The Gospels of Sin Management”
- The Spirit of the Disciplines, Ch. 3, “Salvation is a Life”
- his discussion of divine retribution and hell in Renovation of the Heart
But more than any of these sources, the most succinct presentation of Willard’s understanding of the atonement that I’ve found is actually in an interview he did with Gary Moon for the Conversations Journal in 2010, so that’s largely what I’m drawing from for Willard’s thoughts in what follows.
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